Reykjavik Hallgrimskirkja Church

Hallgrimskirkja Church is a Lutheran place of worship located in the heart of Reykjavik. The church holds a spectacular location at the end of Skolavordustigur Street and boasts magnificent 360 views over the city from the top of its tower.


Hallgrimskirkja stands at 73 metres tall and is one of the countries tallest, and most impressive, structures. The church was originally designed in 1937 by Gudjon Samuelsson yet construction wasn’t completed until 1986 with work continuing for over 40 years. Inside you’ll find a giant pipe organ weighing over 25 tons and an interior décor that reflects some of Iceland’s most rugged landscape.


The church is open to the public daily, except for Sunday’s, and visitors can explore the interior pews and organ before riding the central lift to the churches highest point. Admission cost per adult is ISK 900 (£6) while admission for children is just ISK 100 (£1).

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